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Cloud Technology: Are all your eggs in one basket?

By Tristan Collopy, Service Manager The Cloud, and what is oftentimes denoted within the Information Technology Industry as Software as a Service (SaaS), has developed to the point where many small to medium sized businesses have come to rely heavily on its infrastructure. SaaS offers solutions previously only available to large businesses to the SMB…

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Internet of Things: Next Great Thing or Old News?

by Tristan Collopy IoT or the Internet of Things is a buzzword you’ve likely heard bandied about—many vendors and solution providers are touting their IoT capable devices similarly to what you’ve heard about “the cloud” previously. So what does the IoT mean to the SMB market? How can the IoT improve your business processes? Are…

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Technology Trends to Consider in the Coming Year

Technology Trends to Consider in the Coming Year Savvy investors understand the tremendous value that emerging technology can provide. Positioning your business to take advantage of emerging technologies places you in a sector with immense growth opportunities available. Below, I will outline five key areas of emergent technology that can be both a financial boon,…

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What’s your backup plan?

by Stefani Laszko You’ve made sure your car, house and business is protected with appropriate insurance but what have you done to protect the data on your computer? These days, replacing a computer is quick and relatively low cost but what would you do without the information stored on it? Ask anyone that has had…

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Splitting columns in Excel 2013

Do you have a list in Excel, perhaps of contact data? Do you have multiple pieces of information in a single column, but need it in two or more? This is most common with names: your report lists names in a single column, but you need the first name and last name separate. There’s an…

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Choosing between Windows 7 or 8.1

used with permission from HP Technology at Work It may be the dead of winter, but harbingers of spring abound, including increasing daylight hours and the start of baseball’s spring training. Like the crack of the bat and the season’s first daffodils, April 8th—the day on which Microsoft® officially stops supporting its third-generation technology Windows…

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Lock Down: Our Top 5 Security Takeaways

used with permission from Cisco If you’re reading this right now, you’re on the internet. You appreciate the ability to work, surf and shop on the world wide web without having your information exploited, and you think you know the basics: use secure sites, don’t store your credit card information, and don’t open sketchy emails.…

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Tips, tricks and techniques for mastering Word

used with permission from HP Technology at Work As ubiquitous as Microsoft® Word is on our work computers, it’s amazing just how few of its powerful features most people actually use. Many of us get by using the bare minimum of options, but getting the most out of Word is not just about the features…

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What IT Can You Outsource?

used with permission from HTS Outsourcing your IT (often called managed IT services) has many benefits for small- to medium-sized businesses. Businesses without large IT staffs or the necessary tech skills or infrastructure often choose managed services to take the place of or supplement their own IT professionals. This allows for Flexibility when growing or…

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Windows XP: Time is running out, are you ready?

used with permission from HTS One of the most popular and longest lived Microsoft operating systems that we all know and love, Windows XP, has almost run its course. The clock is ticking… And on April 8, 2014, Windows XP will officially be “dead”, with no more extended support, and—more importantly—no more security patches. Hopefully,…

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